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Fix Microsoft Word Formatting

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 120

Deborah Savadra is back with a few shortcut keys to remember in Microsoft Word. She even suggests they belong on a post-it near your computer. She mentions that “pasting text” is one of the most common causes for messed up formatting. What is really cool is that the article references ten more articles related to Microsoft Word tips and tricks. Deborah rocks! Read more at Fix Microsoft Word Formatting Instantly with 3 Shortcut Keys

Lawyer Onboarding

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 120

This article was a pleasant surprise. I read about onboarding techniques often, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen an article about onboarding lawyers. The author suggests adding a “personalized component” to the onboarding process. The goal is to “encourage newcomers to express their unique perspectives from the first day.” Have you ever known a lawyer who doesn’t do that? Ha! Read more at Revamping Your Onboarding Process to Engage and Retain New Lawyers

Allow Learner to Restructure Knowledge

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 119

I have been teaching litigation support for many years. It is one of the hardest careers to teach to a newbie because very few scenarios are alike. I once had a newbie get all excited that she learned how to perform a workflow. She wanted to check it off the list as “I know how to do that now.” Unfortunately, I had to burst her bubble by telling her she may never do it that way again. Next time will be a slightly different scenario. This article discusses seven ways we can “facilitate knowledge retention, assimilation and recall” using the cognitive flexibility theory, which is “the ability to restructure knowledge in order to adapt and make use of it in different settings and situations.” Read more at 7 Best Practices To Apply The Cognitive Flexibility Theory In eLearning

Using Videos in Responsive Learning

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 119

At this point, most instructors are aware of responsive design considerations in designing eLearning courses. This article talks specifically about “responsive videos”. The author provides a lot of detail and suggestions. I know for my courses, I am constantly testing on iOS and Android devices. Read more at Responsive Videos

Chocolate and Change

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 117

I don’t know about you, but if I see an article that mentions chocolate in the title, I am definitely going to read it. Sure enough, this article is relating chocolate (near and dear to my heart) with change in general, but more specifically a new book on Change Management Training. I got a kick out of reading the article. As the author states, “Comparing change to chocolate can keep us on our training toes to design and deliver the best darn workshops our learners have ever experienced.” Read more at Chocolate and Change

How to Provide Corrective Feedback

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 117

This is an area of online courses that I struggle with. Not because I don’t think it belongs in an eLearning course, but more because I think it is a delicate area to provide feedback to a learner that “you have never met or physically interacted with.” This article provides three approaches to corrective feedback and then several best practices. Read more at eLearning Corrective Feedback: Importance And Approach

Achieve Visual Consistency

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 116

I learned a long time ago how important design consistency is within a training course. Making sure that the color scheme is consistent across objects and that buttons are repeated in the same location helps the learner get comfortable with expectations and increases the ease of use. This article addresses this very important topic and offers some good advice. Read more at 5 Methods to Achieve Visual Consistency in eLearning

We Learn From Work

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 116

Yay! Another infographic related to learning. The concept in this infographic is simple, but several sections include a bunch of interesting details. I especially like the reference to using flash cards underwater. Are you a little bit curious? Check it out for yourself. Read more at Infographic: Work is Learning

Avoid Ghost Town Discussions

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 115

This topic is one that I study often because engagement within an online course is essential. However, it can be difficult to succeed in getting students with different personalities and fears to feel comfortable engaging online. This author breaks down a recent paper entitled Intervention in Online Writing Instruction written by Julie Stella and Michael Corry. As they mention, “there are many reasons that students may struggle in an online classroom, but not all of them are factors we can control.” The authors suggest “alterable variables” and “agentic engagement.” I appreciate the suggestions they offer. Read more at Agentic Engagement and Facilitating Discussions

Teachers Embracing Technology

Education and Training Daily

Vol. 16, No. 115

Aside from the fact that I use CanvasLMS and love it, I found this video to be inspiring for all teachers and students everywhere. Watch this new short video and listen closely to the statistics the interviewees mention. As a techie who has been trying to get lawyers to embrace technology most of my career, I find it inspiring to hear how quickly the academic industry is embracing technology. “There is a reason that schools and universities all over the world use Canvas LMS – because it actually gets used. Canvas, by Instructure, was created to make teaching and learning easier.” Read more at Canvas LMS: Adopted By Teachers and Students Worldwide

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